NBC cancels The Apprentice after FCC says it is “inflamatory” and “obscene.”

NBC cancels The Apprentice after FCC says it is “inflammatory” and “obscene.”
NBC has cancelled The Apprentice just a few weeks from the season finale. The reason: NBC was told that the FCC was about to fine the network $8 million for “obscene images of cleavage” and “male flesh,” in addition to “inflammatory advertising” for Trump’s properties that could “corrupt minors unspoiled by commercialization.” An NBC exec said, “We gladly complied with the FCC, as we certainly don’t want to expose America’s families to the devil’s playthings.” It will be replaced tonight with an unedited director’s cut version of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, which the MPAA recently gave a “G” rating. Mark Burnett and Donald Trump will seek a satellite carrier to air the remaining episodes. In a statement, Trump said, “This is the greatest television show ever produced; subatomic particles tell me every day that they want to be a part of the electrons that make my show come to life on your television screens. Both the FCC and NBC can eat my ass, which is the best-tasting ass in the world.”

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.

Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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